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First of all, I must confess that I have not heard the entire conversation. But as soon as I heard the subject matter and the fact that it included something called "parallel universes", I was intrigued and excited. Since 1995 I have been having occasional visual hallucinations which I have kept a record of. They most always occur up to about an hour after I've turned out the light to go to sleep. The first time happened after I had recently moved into a different place (I was living alone and had been divorced for about 12 yrs at that point). I woke to see a face looking at me and when I quickly turned on the light, it disappeared. This was very frightening at the time. Since that time, there have been many other occurrences. Always different. Most often, people - men, women, children - some in silhouette - some with more detail. Once, I saw a cute dog staring at me from my bed. I got up to shoo him away before I remembered I didn't have a dog and no way for one to get in! These images always disappear as soon as the light is turned on. I have also had these when visiting overnight in other places. At times, I have been very frightened as the first time, but most often now I am usually startled and slightly annoyed to have my sleep interrupted. Over the years I have wondered what it could all mean. It didn't feel like a "haunting" (several years ago I saw a psychic who was no help). Nor does it feel like a dream - there is never a narrative and I do dream occasionally. The idea of a parallel universe was a thought I had - but it seemed very "far out"! I finally decided it was a brain thing and told my doctor who suggested I see a neurologist. I did, but after answering many of his questions in the negative, his only suggestions were to have an MRI or to take certain medications. He did feel that if they were dangerous, I would have had some indication by now. They haven't killed me! Having an MRI was an expense I didn't want to accept with so little expectation of any meaningful result. (well, I didn't really know what it could be) So now as a long shot, I'm sharing my story - wondering if it will mean anything to some one who thinks about these things. I should tell you I am a 75 yr old female, divorced mother of 4 grown children, active in community and church activities. I never hear "On Being" at the regular time as I'm on my way to church! Now, I think I will listen to the entire program from today...